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dc.contributorKdidi, Samiraen_US
dc.contributorBen Salah, R.en_US
dc.contributorHammadi, Mohameden_US
dc.contributorKhorchani, Touhamien_US
dc.contributorYahyaoui, M.H.en_US
dc.creatorNouairia, Ghada Jebahen_US
dc.identifier.citationGhada Jebah Nouairia, Samira Kdidi, R. Ben Salah, Mohamed Hammadi, Touhami Khorchani, M. H. Yahyaoui. (1/4/2015). Assessing genetic diversity of three Tunisian dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) sub populations using microsatellite markers. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, 27(4), pp. 362-366.en_US
dc.description.abstractOne of the main tasks of the PROCAMED project is to promote research on genetics of dromedary camel. In this regard, and to evaluate the genetic diversity among Tunisian dromedary camel, a total of 62 blood samples were collected from unrelated animals in three different regions (Tataouine, Medenine and Kebili) and belonging to three sub-populations (Ourdhaoui Médenine, Ourdhaoui Tataouine and Merzougui) defined on the basis of morphologic and geographic criterions. From seven microsatellite markers used only four were successfully amplified resulting in a total of 26 alleles observed in the three sub-populations with a mean number of alleles (MNA) of 6.5. Unbiased expected heterozygosity (He) ranged from 0.76 to 0.84 whereas the observed heterozygosity was absolute (Ho = 1) and an excess of heterozygotes was observed in the three groups for all four loci. The mean estimates of the fixation index FST was 0.052 showing a moderate genetic structure between the different sub-populations. Little differentiation was observed between Ourdhaoui Médenine and Merzougui sub-populations, compared to Ourdhaoui Tataouine sub-population which seems to be more established. The results showed the limits of camel classification on the basis of only morphologic and regional distribution criterions.en_US
dc.publisherCollege of Food and Agriculture, United Arab Emirates Universityen_US
dc.sourceEmirates Journal of Food and Agriculture;27,(2015) Pagination 362,366en_US
dc.subjectgenetic diversityen_US
dc.titleAssessing genetic diversity of three Tunisian dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) sub populations using microsatellite markersen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.contributor.centerArid Regions Institute - IRAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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